University of Wisconsin–Madison

Correlation of IDEAL MR Imaging, CT Imaging, and Pathogy Reports for Assessing ex vivo Carotid Specimens

April 2010 to September 2010

Carotid Plaque Imaging with 3T MR: We will be studying the ability of MRI to assess ex vivo carotid plaque histopathology using a new pulse sequence called IDEAL. We hope to find that vulnerable plaque has a unique set of imaging features that will allow us to use the IDEAL imaging method as a non-invasive clinical tool for investigation in patients. For this study, we will be comparing the MRI results with those obtained from CT and from pathology reports.

This project led by: Mark L Schiebler, MD